Scott Railey grew up in Orlando, Florida. He attended college at Marion Military Institute in Alabama where he played football and ran track. He graduated from Jacksonville State in Alabama with a BS degree in Biology.
Scott spent 30 years with Helena Chemical, one of the nation’s largest agricultural chemical and fertilizer companies. During his tenure there he was in sales and management. Scott was also a certified crop advisor (CCA.) He was inducted into Helena’s Hall of Fame and retired in 2010. Following retirement, however, he worked five years with Tecomate Seed, a wildlife food plot company where he was the National Sales Manager until he stepped down in 2015 to preach and farm full time.
Scott and his wife Kathy live on a small farm in the Appalachian foot hills of Alabama where they garden, farm and hunt the beautiful hill country of this part of Alabama. Being a passionate hunter, Scott has hunted throughout the US, and has written numerous hunting articles for Foxworthy Outdoors as well as other publications. Scott has made 6 unguided hunting trips into the Alaskan bush. He also volunteers with the state’s local Hunter Education program and is an active member of QDMA (Quality Deer Management Association.)
Scott has spoken to thousands of people all over the country about God, farming, and wildlife food plots. Scott has spent a life time helping the American farmer as a crop advisor. He is a member of the Southern Seed Association and the Alabama Crop Improvement Association. He is also a proud member of the NRA.
Scott is a descendent of Thomas Jefferson’s mother’s family, the Randolph’s of Virginia. Scott has traded Hastings Prolific corn seed with the Monticello, Jefferson’s home. As a result, one of Jefferson’s corn varieties will be grown here at Railey Farm & Field in 2017.
Although Scott is passionate about farming, his first love is Jesus Christ! Scott is a pastor with the United Methodist Church where he pastors three, growing rural churches in Clay County, Alabama. His priorities are simple... and meet the needs of all mankind... and that is, “I am fourth! God is first, family is 2nd, country & community is third, and I am fourth.”
Scott and Kathy live on their farm, spreading the word of God, and raising beautiful fields of corn! They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.